BISHKEK, September 6 (RAPSI) – Mongolia, Iran and Turkey have stated their willingness to join Eurasian Alliance of Ombudsmen as co-founders, Russia’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Tatiana Moskalkova announced on Wednesday.

This regional integrated association will expand opportunities of protecting rights of citizens, who migrate, travel or work in other countries, Moskalkova said during the international forum “The Role of Ombudsman in improving laws and regulations in the field of human rights: expectations and prospects” held in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Initially it was expected that the foundation memorandum of Eurasian Alliance of Ombudsmen will be signed by Russia, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan, Moldova and Armenia, the ombudsman’s press office reported.

Currently, another three countries expressed their wish to join the document, the statement reads.

Under the memorandum, “the major purposes of Eurasian Alliance of Ombudsmen are cooperation in human rights protection, the spread of knowledge of human rights protection methods, cooperation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, and other international human rights institutes.”

The institute of human rights ombudsman is a government body involved in protection and promotion of rights and freedoms, and competent legal assistance. Moskalkova was appointed as Russia’s human rights ombudsman in April 2016.